Acceptance Letters Have Been Sent

Update (05/26/17): Initial acceptance letters have been sent out to students. If you have not received a letter, it is probably because you have not submitted a mandatory Northeastern University Consent to Participate & Release of Liability form – these can be found hereThis must be printed, filled out, and signed by a guardian (or by yourself if you are 18 or older) and either faxed back to 617-373-5658 or scanned (a phone picture is also allowed) and emailed to

Teachers/parents/guardians – if you wish to see the application status of your students, please consult this spreadsheet.

If the student has applied and submitted a consent form, there’s a chance we may have an incorrect contact email for them. Please email me at if you think this is the case.

Program Overview

During the summer of 2017, the Bridge to Calculus program at Northeastern University will work with a group of BPS high school students who will be seniors in September 2017, to prepare them to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus course or a regular Calculus or Pre-calculus course during their senior year. The summer program is free of charge but interested students must apply. In addition your parent/guardian must sign a release form (attached) in order to be accepted into the program.

Bridge to Calculus is a special partnership of the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University, and it seeks highly motivated students. Bridge to Calculus is also a highly supportive course of study with daily assignments. The instructors are talented teachers from the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University. College students will serve as mentors to the high school students. Students who complete the Bridge to Calculus summer program and enroll in the AP Calculus course at their high school will take the AP-AB Calculus exam or the AP-BC Calculus exam in 2018. Bridge to Calculus is supported by Massachusetts Insight Education, Mathematical Association of America, the Boston Public Schools, generous private donors and Northeastern University.

Class meets each morning Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. beginning Monday, June 26 through Thursday, August 3. The early class ending allows many students to schedule a summer job. The course meets on the campus of Northeastern University.

Bridge to Calculus is offered free of charge to those students who are accepted. Students are expected to bring their own graphing calculator such as the TI 83/84 to class. Students under 18 must have their parent/guardian consent to release photos, work and grades for publicity/research purposes.

Bridge to Calculus works closely with the organization The Bottom Line which helps eligible students apply to college and obtain financial aid. We urge all students who apply to Bridge to Calculus to also consider applying to The Bottom Line.  For more information about the Bottom Line, click here.

How to apply

Applications are done online. Go to

Important: You will not be accepted to the Bridge to Calculus 2017 Summer Program unless you also submit a Northeastern University Consent to Participate & Release of Liability form, which can be found here. This must be printed, filled out, and signed by a guardian (or by yourself if you are 18 or older) and either faxed back to 617-373-5658 or scanned (a phone picture is also allowed) and emailed to So that we can reduce the number of emails we receive, please give this form to your math teacher and have them send it to our office along with the other students’ forms.

Repeat: The Consent to Participate Form above must also be submitted with this application or you will not be allowed to participate.

Please also make sure your teacher’s contact information is included when the application is sent to Northeastern University. Since our funds are limited, we might not be able to accept all students who apply. If you are interested in participating in Bridge to Calculus, please send in your application as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is May 19, 2017. We will let you know whether you have been accepted by May 24 26.

For further questions, please contact Ian Anderson at or 617-373-2450.